Come spend some time with Jesus - Wednesday's from 8AM to 9PM in the chapel.
The Twelve Steps
These Twelve Steps, adapted nearly word-for-word from the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, have been a tool for spiritual growth for millions of people. At meetings, Al‑Anon/Alateen members share with each other the personal lessons they have learned from practicing from these Steps.
These guiding principles outline a course of action for tackling problems including alcoholism, drug addiction and compulsion.
Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol (or whatever addiction we have)—that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step 7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Five Keys to Happiness
- Free your heart from hatred
- Free your mind and spirit from worry
- Live simply
- Give more
- Expect less
In an effort to beautify the grounds in front St. Mary's Church Parish Office, we have begun a bricked area which can be used as a prayer place. Remember your loved ones in a special way by purchasing a memorial brick(s) to complete this area. By purchasing a brick you are not only creating an area for prayer and remembering your loved ones but also helping St. Mary to reduce the financial debt. You can purchase your memorial brick through the Online Giving tab or call the Church Parish Office for more information.
Grieving the loss of a loved one? Feeling isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before?
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Most people quickly feel comfortable and accepted in their GriefShare group. They discover there are others who have the same kind of feelings they do and who understand the hurt they feel and the loss they have experienced. It's never to late to enter the program.
Our next meeting is September 18: Lessons of Grief – Part One
Meetings are held at St. Mary's Nativity Community Center from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and go till October 2.
For more information visit www.griefshare.org or call St. Mary’s Nativity Church Office at 985-537-3204, Marty Cortez at 985-227-0873 or Arvella Dupre at 985-414-4126.
Bishop Fabre and the Catholic Foundation
Cordially invites you to our Inaugural Dinner
Bringing our Catholic community together for an evening of fellowship in recognition of all who have contributed to the success of the Diocese and the Foundations Mission
Thursday, October 4, 2018 Cocktails at 6pm
Thibodaux Regional Wellness Center Dinner at 7pm
Cocktail attire Seminarians as our guest waiters
Tickets can be purchased online at catholicfounationsl.org or through Amy Ponson at 985-850-3116.
Bishop’s Inaugural Award Recipients:
A special congratulations to our three recipients of our Bishop’s inaugural award recipients. These individuals exemplify outstanding high moral values in living their faith, as well as dedicating their time and support to the different ministries, our diocese, foundation. Bishop and the Catholic Foundation are excited honor and recognize the following recipients.
Bishop’s Faith in Action Award ~ Mr. Charles ‘Mike’ Callais
Matthew 25 Catholic Charites Award ~ Mr. Allen J. Danos, Jr.
Seminarian Champion Award ~ Dr. James ‘Jimmy’ Peltier
Please pray this prayer daily for St. Mary's Nativity Church protection in all situations.
Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
(Pope Francis October 13, 2013)
O Mother of Mercy, Queen of Heaven and earth, Refuge of Sinners, we consecrate ourselves to your Immaculate Heart this day.
We give to you our hearts and souls, our families and all that we have, knowing that you will always lead us closer to Jesus. We renew today the promises of our Baptism and rededicate ourselves to following your model of purity. May we live as good Christians, being faithful to God, the Church and the Pope.
We desire to pray the Rosary, confess our sins, partake in the Holy Eucharist, honor your Immaculate Heart on the first Saturday of each month and work for the conversion of souls. Furthermore, we promise O most Blessed Virgin, that we will zealously spread devotion to you, so that through our consecration to your Immaculate Heart and through your own powerful prayers, Christ the King may reign in all hearts forever. Amen.
- Very Rev. Charles Perkins, V.F., Pastor
- Deacon Lloyd Duplantis, Deacon
- Betty Foret, Administrative Assistant/Business Office Manager
- Carol R Falgoust, Receptionist/Secretary/Safe Environment Coordinator
- Linda Danos, Director of Religious Education
- Amy D. Gervais, Youth Minister
- Fran C. Boudreaux, Housekeeper
- Nolan Davaine, Parish/Cemetery Custodian
Sunday: 8 AM
10 AM & 7 PM
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: 7 AM
Thursday: NO MASS
Friday: 7 AM (June 1 - August 15)
8:15 AM School Mass (August 16 - May 31)
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons
FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235
St. Mary's Stain Glass Windows
Stain Glass Window #1: EUCHARIST
Stain Glass Window #2: RESURRECTION
Stain Glass Window #3: HOLY SPIRIT
Stain Glass Window #4: BLESSED MOTHER
Stain Glass Window #5: MATTHEW AND MARK
Stain Glass Window #6: BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION
Stain Glass Window #7: RECONCILIATION / ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Stain Glass Window #8: HOLY ORDERS / MATRIMONY
Stain Glass Window #9: JOHN AND LUKE
Stain Glass Window #10: NATIVITY
Stain Glass Window #11: GOD THE FATHER
Stain Glass Window #12: CHRIST
Sacrament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is administered each month after weekend Mass. A meeting with the priest or attendance at a Baptismal Seminar is required. Please call the Church Office for more information.
Confessions are heard 30 minutes before Mass until 10 minutes before Mass begins. Private confessions by appointment.
Sacrament of Marriage
Initial contact with the priest or deacon who will officiate must be made at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed wedding date. Participation in the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is required. Call the Church Office for more information.